On December 8 Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian met Vice President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, the President of the Chamber of Senators of General Assembly of Uruguay Danilo Astori.
Welcoming the guest, Minister Nalbandian mentioned that Armenia highly appreciates friendly relations with Uruguay, and despite the thousands of kilometers’ distance between Armenia and Uruguay, both states are close to one another, and are united by strong friendship and commitment to the universal values.
The Vice President of Uruguay expressed gratitude for the warm reception and highlighted that Uruguay greatly commends and attaches significance to the friendship with Armenia and the Armenian people. He noted that both friendly states share historic and cultural commonalities. Danilo Astori placed highlighted the presence of large Armenian community in Uruguay and its activity to deepen cooperation with Armenia.
The sides underscored that arrangements reached and documents signed during the state visit of the President of the Republic of Armenia to Uruguay this year gave a new impetus to the bilateral cooperation.
Edward Nalbandian mentioned that being the first to recognize the Armenian Genocide back in 1965, Uruguay launched the process of its international recognition and condemnation. The Minister expressed gratitude for the decision to establish the Armenian Genocide Museum in Montevideo.
The sides exchanged thoughts over the steps towards the development of bilateral cooperation.
Minister Nalbandian briefed about regional issues and the approaches of Armenia towards the resolution of those issues. In this regard Danilo Astori highlighted that Uruguay will continue extending support towards the efforts exerted by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs towards the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue.